July 13, 2002:
The Lincoln City Library Foundation celebrated by hosting a Community Birthday Party at the Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library. Special guest Lt. Shane Osborn described his many adventures as a Navy pilot during a question and answer session with children.
Jerry Sellentin (Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Vice President), Lt. Shane Osborn, Mayor Don Wesely.
Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Vice President Jerry Sellentin congratulated the community on its 125 years of support for the library.
Even Mayor Wesely enjoyed a little clowning around at the party.
Lt. Osborn answered questions from children and adults.
Approximately 350 people enjoyed hearing Lt. Osborn.
July 14, 2002:
A Star-Spangled Celebration at Anderson Branch Library with the Downtown Senior Center Band, the Clefs. Sidewalk chalk, face-painting, bubbles, cookies, ice-cream, and lemonade made for a real party!
Tents provided shade from the heat for the activities.
The Downtown Senior Center Band, the Clefs, performed a selection of patriotic songs.
Sidewalk chalk was a popular activity for the children.
July 25, 2002:
The Library Chorus and Band celebrated 125 years of municipal library service in Lincoln during the noon hour in the courtyard of Bennett Martin Public Library.
Balloons decorated the library's courtyard.
Library Director Carol Connor introduced the program.
Music Librarian Carolyn Dow introduced the songs.
The Library Chorus and Band performed three songs: "The Scotch Laddie," "Lady of the Lea," and "America the Beautiful."
Soloist Scott Stewart provided a fine rendition of "America the Beautiful."
Library patrons enjoyed the open-air program.
Lincoln City Libraries celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2002 with a variety of activities: